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September 2005 | Vol. IV - No. 9
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September Toys on the Move


If you really want to get to know a toy, you´ve got to see it move. Or quack. Or do whatever it is that toy was meant to do. Mr. TOYDIRECTORY examines these new products in the following brand new videos produced just for specialty retailers like you. Tickets, please! It´s time for the show...

See more product video clips: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

Response to this section has been tremendously positive, so check back soon for new clips!

Videography by Alison Marek. Edited by Mark Zaslove.






Age Range: 2 and up
Gender: Girls
Category: Dolls



The Checkup Center accessory lets your child play doctor to a Little Mommy doll, complete with examining table and medical tools. Doctors can treat the patient with a toy thermometer, bandages, and a stethoscope that actually produces the sound of a heartbeat. The Checkup Center also includes a scale, medicine, and a measuring device.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4563      (added 9/13/2005)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Girls
Category: Fashion & Accessories



The Pegasus Styling Head from the Barbie 3D Magic of Pegasus movie has beautiful, long flowing hair and lots of accessories. Featuring color change hair and make-up, and share and wear accessories and lip gloss, hours of styling fun.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4549      (added 9/12/2005)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys
Category: Die-Cast



Dropstars Die-Cast Custom Vehicles are unique show cars featuring aftermarket accessories and wheels made with Phat Lip technology for a deep-dish look and menacing stance. The two-seater Ferrari 360 Spider features a revealed engine.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4559      (added 9/13/2005)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 1 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational



These cards can serve as a useful learning tool for young children, helping them to understand basic colors, shapes and patterns through recognition and comprehension.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4573      (added 9/13/2005)
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MSRP: $39.99
Age Range: 6 to 12
Gender: Girls
Category: Dolls



Launched in summer 2005, the new Teen Trend dolls take fashion dolls to a whole new level: 17 inches high, to be precise. Kiana is one of four posable fashion dolls that come with trendy clothes that reflect each girl?s personality. Each doll has long, stylable hair that can be streaked with gel, waved or curled. The dolls also come with their own personalized Look Books.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4429      (added 9/1/2005)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 2 to 5
Gender: Girls
Category: Construction



Thomas can be loaded up at the cargo tower, then sent on his way to Tidmouth Station. The set includes a cargo tower with a slide so kids can open it to drop cargo. It also features a full track that measures 23" by 35", train signal and station. It recently won a 2006 Oppenheim Toy Award, comes with more than seven feet of track and 16 curved track pieces and is compatible with the complete LEGO and DUPLO systems.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4463      (added 9/7/2005)
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MSRP: $14.99
Age Range: 0 to 2
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational
Plush



This interactive plush puppet is also the host of the “Baby da Vinci From Head to Toe” video. Press his left foot and he sings the classic "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes." Press his right foot and he'll recite the names of familiar body parts. Parents can encourage babies to sing along by making the puppet´s mouth open and close, thereby controlling the speed of his singing. This toy won a Toy Tips “Tested and Trusted” Mark in 2005.
— “Puppets that sing and talk when you move their mouths are selling loudly,” said Kevin Pohle, Head Wizard and Owner of The Wizard’s Chest in Denver.
— A mom from Western North Carolina was captivated by her daughter’s reaction: “We got this little guy on Saturday and so far he hasn't left her side yet! She loves him so much that she will not let me go for anything or any reason. I have sung her ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ since she was just a couple of days old.”
— This toy won a Toy Tips “Tested and Trusted” Mark in 2005.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4432      (added 9/1/2005)
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Gender: Girls
Category: Dolls



Polly Pocket and her friends can have a luxury vacation in this winter resort. Polly can ice-skate in her own mini rink, ride a working ski lift up to the slope, then race down the ski slope. After a hard day of play, she can hit the hot tub. It also features a wardrobe room with mirror and a sofa.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4558      (added 9/13/2005)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Pretend Play



This fully lined crimson velvet plush hat is trimmed with fake ermine and bedecked with plastic jewels and gold filigree. A large plastic sapphire festoons the front. The hat is trimmed with intricate gold and blue ribbon and set with a jeweled golden knob. A secret pocket hidden in the lining holds a fortune for the King to read. Or, it can be used to hide state secrets from unruly contenders. Velcro tabs allow adjustment for almost any head size.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4438      (added 9/1/2005)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games



Infinifield is an abstract strategy game for two to four players, ages 6 to adult. Players use their creativity and imagination to build a two- or three-dimensional board from 24 blocks for every round. Then they use logic and strategy skills to chase and eliminate opponents´ pawns in a fast-paced game. Infinifield was invented and produced by an 8-year-old boy and his father as a homeschooling project.
Awards: 2005 Parents Choice Silver Honor Award; 2007 Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4078      (added 8/3/2005)
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MSRP: $10.00
Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Toys



This classic back-to-basics wooden top with a new handle design gives more spinning power, and keeps the toy perfectly balanced. Wooden Toppos is sturdy, stands about 3 1/2" high and is lightweight. Itīs ideal for spinning on table tops, or any smooth surface, indoors or outdoors. Nimble kids can even play "magazine catch" by spinning the toy on a magazine, then flipping it up in the air for a partner to catch on another magazine. Toppos won a Dr.Toy 100 Best Childrenīs Products award and a Dr. Toy 10 Best Active Products award for 2005.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4437      (added 9/1/2005)
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MSRP: $89.95
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Dolls



This Retailer Exclusive doll is sculpted by Ping Lau and comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Made of a super-soft “Cuddle Me” vinyl that gives flexibility to her fingers and limbs, her pale ivory “skin” has a porcelain look but silky feel. Her palms, cheeks, knees and toes are tinged with blushes of pink. She’s 20” tall and is weighted to feel like a real baby. Her short blond wig is stitched to her head and is wreathed in a fleece headband decorated with cheerful fleece daises. Her radiant blue eyes are fringed with “real” upper lashes. She’s dressed in a white cotton blouse and pinafore edged with lace, a soft blue fleece apron splashed with fleece daisies, with matching booties and bloomers, and white socks. She has a special pocket in her chest for an included mechanism that sets her “heart” a-beating when a little girl holds her close.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4346      (added 8/26/2005)
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MSRP: $11.95
Age Range: 0 to 3
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books



It?s a book about dinosaurs ? with a hole in it that kids or adults can fit their face in. The pages depict dinosaurs who (in one easy to read?except the names?line) tell what they like to eat. From the fern-loving Diplodocus to the dino-loving T-Rex, each page gives the name and eating habits of another animal. The hole? That?s right where the dinosaur?s face is, so readers look pretty silly and have a lot of fun.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4416      (added 9/1/2005)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 4 to 8
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Plush



Pet this puppy and he gets so excited that he wags his tail and barks with joy. If kids want to be sure that their puppy is healthy, they just have to feel his nose. It´s cold ... as a puppy´s nose should be. Puppies need love, though, so if he´s neglected, he´ll whimper and beg until he´s petted and his soft little belly is rubbed. He doesn´t need food, but he does require 3 "C" batteries and 3 button cell batteries, which are not included.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4435      (added 9/1/2005)
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MSRP: $99
Age Range: 16 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Pretend Play



Red Riding Hood had better hide because Bad News Wolfie looks like he needs a snack. This full-size costume features a rubber mask accented with fake fur, a fur jumpsuit with buttoned coveralls and rubber and fur gloves. Grownups will have fun scaring little children out of their shoes with this nasty wolf.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4488      (added 9/8/2005)
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Alison MarekWriter's Bio: ALISON MAREK is an award-winning writer, director and cartoonist whose work has been published by Fairchild Publications and DC Comics (Piranha Press), broadcast on Showtime and other cable networks, and viewed worldwide in film festivals. See her short films and print work on www.alisonmarek.com. Watch her nefarious villains in the web series www.MuggsMovers.com. Get inspired by her cartoons "Daily ARFFirmations to Unleash Your Inner Fido" at www.ARFFirmations.com. Phew! And then ...  Read more articles by this author

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